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post #13321 of 14509
Here's a different Amazon in-stock link for the same part as a Sharp OEM piece, $17 after shipping. Just ordered mine.

Remote IR Sensor.

Have you noticed an improvement in reception sensitivity with the new part? My Sept 11 still works but it's always had lousy sensitivity relative to the other equipment.
post #13322 of 14509
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

Have you noticed an improvement in reception sensitivity with the new part? My Sept 11 still works but it's always had lousy sensitivity relative to the other equipment.

Do you have a remote that is capable of being used in conjunction with an IR blaster? If so, this may prove to be more reliable. Mine is setup this way, and the IR is rock solid. Another option would be to use some sort of IR repeater system that takes your existing IR signals and then sends them out to a blaster. Xantech is the first company that springs to mind, but others make similar products.
post #13323 of 14509
So far it's not intolerably bad, I just have to aim some when the remote batteries get on the low side, so the motivation to improve it hasn't yet overcome the inertial aspect. I usually don't really interact with the TV other than on/off - the other tasks are taken up in the Radiance & preamp.
post #13324 of 14509
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

Here's a different Amazon in-stock link for the same part as a Sharp OEM piece, $17 after shipping. Just ordered mine.

Remote IR Sensor.

Have you noticed an improvement in reception sensitivity with the new part? My Sept 11 still works but it's always had lousy sensitivity relative to the other equipment.

Thank you. Ordered one also.
post #13325 of 14509
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

Here's a different Amazon in-stock link for the same part as a Sharp OEM piece, $17 after shipping. Just ordered mine.

Remote IR Sensor.

Have you noticed an improvement in reception sensitivity with the new part? My Sept 11 still works but it's always had lousy sensitivity relative to the other equipment.

Yup, as long as I point the remote somewhere near the front of the room, it turns on fine now. Even long distances away. I don't have to aim at the TV anymore
post #13326 of 14509
Has anyone with a 11/12 build (or any 2012 build for that matter) had IR issues, or is this strictly a 2011 problem?
post #13327 of 14509
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Originally Posted by kamiraa View Post

Yup, as long as I point the remote somewhere near the front of the room, it turns on fine now. Even long distances away. I don't have to aim at the TV anymore
Good to know they did it right this time. Wonder what the problem was with the originals, it's such an inexpensive part..
post #13328 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

Has anyone with a 11/12 build (or any 2012 build for that matter) had IR issues, or is this strictly a 2011 problem?

My serial number translates to an early 2012 model
post #13329 of 14509
Mine is April 2012 build. Bought it NIB less than 60 days ago. IR sensor went out two days ago. Ridiculous!!! mad.gif
post #13330 of 14509
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Originally Posted by hutchinshouse View Post


Baraka is my jaw dropping blu-ray on the Elite.

 

Agreed. Just watched this on my new 60" Sharp Elite. Probably the most beautiful HD content I've ever seen anywhere.

post #13331 of 14509
The build date has got nothing to do with failure rate on the IR sensor. Mine was November 2012 and it failed after 2 months.

The cheapest 27" Walmart TV's sensor never fail. I'm surprised one of the most expensive TV's ever built has a consistent failure rate of such a simple foolproof technology.
Edited by kdog750 - 6/2/13 at 10:49am
post #13332 of 14509
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Originally Posted by kdog750 View Post

The build date has got nothing to do with failure rate on the IR sensor. Mine was November 2012 and it failed after 2 months.

The cheapest 27" Walmart TV's sensor never fail. I'm surprised one of the most expensive TV's ever built has a consistent failure rate of such a simple foolproof technology.

All I can say, is I'm glad it's THIS part failing, instead of the Local dimming, screen or anything major. . .

I'm still purchasing the 3 year extension through costco / square trade today!
post #13333 of 14509
how do you find your Build date for the elite? Is there a website to enter the serial number? I can't find it on the elite site
post #13334 of 14509
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Originally Posted by starchild_13417 View Post

how do you find your Build date for the elite? Is there a website to enter the serial number? I can't find it on the elite site

You can either call the Elite number, and they will tell you, or tell us, and maybe we can help.
post #13335 of 14509
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Originally Posted by starchild_13417 View Post

how do you find your Build date for the elite? Is there a website to enter the serial number? I can't find it on the elite site

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1358702/official-sharp-elite-pro-70x5-and-60x5-owners-thread/13020#post_23243333


"From what I figured out:

XYYZZZZZZ

X is a single digit, 1 means 2011, 2 means 2012, 3 means 2013

YY is the month of that year

ZZZZZZ is a random identifier"
post #13336 of 14509
"From what I figured out:

XYYZZZZZZ

X is a single digit, 1 means 2011, 2 means 2012, 3 means 2013

YY is the month of that year

ZZZZZZ is a random identifier"[/quote]

kamiraa,

If what you say is true, then I need to investigate my recent purchase. I purchased a NIB April '12 build. The box clearly identified it as an April '12 build and the packaging didn't appear to have been tampered with or re-packaged. My serial number begins with 206XXXXXX. I don't mean to challenge you, but how certain are you about what's stated above?

If you're correct, my set has an "unknown" history that I really want to know more about! eek.gif
Edited by Hawkyguy - 6/5/13 at 6:42pm
post #13337 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Hawkyguy View Post

"From what I figured out:

XYYZZZZZZ

X is a single digit, 1 means 2011, 2 means 2012, 3 means 2013

YY is the month of that year

ZZZZZZ is a random identifier"

This is from the box on my set if it helps crack the code. Looks like the 1108 on mine translates to August 2011.

post #13338 of 14509
Mine's a Sep 11 build and also starts with A1108 ...
post #13339 of 14509
Fun night!

After checking my HTPC graphics card options I realized color space was neutered and frequency was set wrong.

Now this display is super fluid, and blacks are even darker then before with a 0-255 color space.

MUCH BETTER!!

Every day I own this ELITE Pro70x5 I love it even more!
post #13340 of 14509
Greetings all. First time poster, long time lurker.

Anyway, just wanted to chime in here to let others know that my August 2011 (January 2012 purchased) 70" Elite will get its SECOND IR receiver replacement today. Original lasted about a year, but the first replacement only bought me a few months. I really hope this latest one will work from here on out. I have no other issues with this otherwise amazing set.

Cheers,

FrEt
post #13341 of 14509
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FrEtBuRnEr View Post

Greetings all. First time poster, long time lurker.

Anyway, just wanted to chime in here to let others know that my August 2011 (January 2012 purchased) 70" Elite will get its SECOND IR receiver replacement today. Original lasted about a year, but the first replacement only bought me a few months. I really hope this latest one will work from here on out. I have no other issues with this otherwise amazing set.

Cheers,

FrEt
Good news is you don't have to get your Elite calibrated all over again each time you change out the part, it could be way worse. biggrin.gif
post #13342 of 14509
That's true. I would really hate to have to start over each time, and incur any additional cost to do so, if required.

I just got done having the tech over to install my second replacement IR receiver, and it appears the newest one is a bit different in design. Hopefully that will translate into issue free performance. Additionally he replaced the 3D emitter stating it shares the same circuit as the IR receiver, and that Sharp had instructed him to do so.

Anyway, I'll report back if anything new crops up.

FrEt
post #13343 of 14509
Hello I wanted to know if someone could post how to do a factory reboot to a pro70x5fd. I have been having an issue with the remote some times working some times not. I think a reboot might do it but they are coming out on Wednesday to fix it hey said. Just wanted to try because I hate getting up to make any changes. Thank you
post #13344 of 14509
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Originally Posted by bziggy View Post

Hello I wanted to know if someone could post how to do a factory reboot to a pro70x5fd. I have been having an issue with the remote some times working some times not. I think a reboot might do it but they are coming out on Wednesday to fix it hey said. Just wanted to try because I hate getting up to make any changes. Thank you
You probably have the same problem being discussed and fixed here. In any case, you'll probably want the same fix done to your set.
post #13345 of 14509
I've had my 70" Elite since October of '11 and I've had this issue happen a few times over the past year or so with the system not powering on and it having the blinking blue light. In the past holding down the PWR and CHN UP button down on the TV while plugging it back in would resolve the issue.

Now however it no longer works. If I do the same process, the system powers on with a solid blue light, then after about 8 seconds the picture appears for about 10 seconds and then it goes black and the blue light starts blinking.

Thoughts? Any other power on sequences I can try? What is the process to enter that service menu (I've read here that can fix it but haven't found instructions how in an hour of searches).

Thanks
post #13346 of 14509
Rsheehan - looks like warranty service might be your best option.
post #13347 of 14509
Yeah, I have a service call scheduled. That being said, how do I get into the service menu to try that option to fix it? Any ideas what the issue could be?

Update: was able to quickly change the input in the small window the unit shows a picture to hdmi3. Now the picture is ok. Note that last time I couldn't get hdmi1 to load anymore I did this and it fixed it until now. So basically hdmi1 and hdmi4 both don't work. Odd eh? 2/3 appear to be ok.

Service call Tuesday, we'll see.
Edited by rsheehan - 6/8/13 at 8:37pm
post #13348 of 14509
I have had the 60" Elite since last fall, and have been very impressed with it. (Don't fail to have your set calibrated; it improved the black level and color significantly.) I recently purchased a 70" demo for my second system. It has plenty of hours on it, as it's been on display since September, 2011. I'm pleased with the panel uniformity - both on whites and on blacks. However, I've noticed something on this set that I've not seen on my 60". Whenever there is an area of uniform color and luminance that experiences subtle change (in either color or luminance) the backlight visibly fluctuates. This isn't a rhythmic, pulsating flicker; it's irregular and uneven. It frequently creates a ripple or wave-like motion of luminance that sweeps across the area repeatedly. The shifting color background from the closing credits of "Never Let Me Go" on blu-ray create the most extreme demonstration of this problem, but in a much more subtle form it appears intermittently throughout blu-ray content.

Here's a quote from elsewhere on this forum that I suspect refers to the same artifact: What I saw was a fluctuating backlight effect not a steady "pulse" in scenes with a grey sky with clouds. This was over about 20% of the screen at the time. It was annoying, but its rare to see it. I think the conditions of the input signal have to be just right. It appears that a noisy or grainy scene with whites and grays may set it off. i would think this a problem with the local dimming backlight software analyzing noisy or apparently noisy input and "overreacting".

Has anyone else noticed this? Does it get worse over time? Can anything be done to eliminate or reduce the effect? I can find this on the 60" only in that credit sequence, but on that set the effect is much more subtle.
post #13349 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Video Auteur View Post

I have had the 60" Elite since last fall, and have been very impressed with it. (Don't fail to have your set calibrated; it improved the black level and color significantly.) I recently purchased a 70" demo for my second system. It has plenty of hours on it, as it's been on display since September, 2011. I'm pleased with the panel uniformity - both on whites and on blacks. However, I've noticed something on this set that I've not seen on my 60". Whenever there is an area of uniform color and luminance that experiences subtle change (in either color or luminance) the backlight visibly fluctuates. This isn't a rhythmic, pulsating flicker; it's irregular and uneven. It frequently creates a ripple or wave-like motion of luminance that sweeps across the area repeatedly. The shifting color background from the closing credits of "Never Let Me Go" on blu-ray create the most extreme demonstration of this problem, but in a much more subtle form it appears intermittently throughout blu-ray content.

Here's a quote from elsewhere on this forum that I suspect refers to the same artifact: What I saw was a fluctuating backlight effect not a steady "pulse" in scenes with a grey sky with clouds. This was over about 20% of the screen at the time. It was annoying, but its rare to see it. I think the conditions of the input signal have to be just right. It appears that a noisy or grainy scene with whites and grays may set it off. i would think this a problem with the local dimming backlight software analyzing noisy or apparently noisy input and "overreacting".

Has anyone else noticed this? Does it get worse over time? Can anything be done to eliminate or reduce the effect? I can find this on the 60" only in that credit sequence, but on that set the effect is much more subtle.

Make sure the 70" has the latest firmware. I haven't had experienced any problems.
post #13350 of 14509
A good tip! I did a firmware update, and it hasn't corrected the problem. I have discovered that the problem is less noticeable if I set IVC to Low, but I prefer Local Dimming only as it creates a more truthful reading of the film source. Also, if I select Fluidmotion, the problem is less evident, but I want to use this set to watch movies that look like movies, not video, so the SOE is not for me.

I'm curious to hear from other people with the 70". Do you notice a fluttering or rippling in your backlight (as described in my post above)? If it's a defect in this set, I'd like to know before my 30 day return window closes.
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